Faheem Ahmad

From the dust of Caravan: A book review of The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

From the dust of Caravan: A book review of The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

With many of the analysts believing that the sun of the west is soon going to set and the east lead by China would soon take the seat of Super Power, Faheem Ahmad reviews 'The New Silk Road' written by Peter Frankopan. The Silk Road, a historical route connecting East with the Middle East and Arab World was once the backbone behind the economic development of the region. The author sees China's Belt and Road Initiative as an exact replica of the silk route, thus leading to the emergence and shift of power to the east.

The earth is round and so is time, at least by way of history repeating itself, as the fate of great civilizations, emerging from the dust and returning to dust, like the fate of people, from dust to dust, or even the fate of ideas, first emerging and then subsequently contested and challenged. Can this […]

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Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

Iran – Geopolitical Phantasm

With swift changes in geopolitics caused by the shuffling of ‘interests’ and opportunities, foreign policy has become more unpredictable and the ideological standings of nations is often blurred by the smudging effect of survival-ism in the global competitive market. In this context Iran’s foreign policy and its standing in the global front is particularly enigmatic […]